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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

inseparably together. Love for the opposite sex has always been a 

controlling influence with mankind. It is the most elevating of all 

the emotions and the purest and tenderest of all sentiments. It exerts 

a wonderful power, and by its influence the grandest human actions 

have been achieved. Of what infinite worth it is to either sex to be 

compensated with a worthy and satisfying love, and how ennobling to 

the impulses and actions it is to bestow the sentiment upon one worthy 

to receive and willing to return. 

 

 

LOVE IS THE MAINSPRING 

 

that regulates the harmony of conjugal life, and without it there is a 

void in the machinery, productive only of jars, convulsive movement, 

and a grating and inharmonious action. The soul yearns for love and 

to love, and unless the desire is compensated human life is a blank 

and becomes a purposeless existence. Love ever stimulates the good and 

suppresses the bad, if kept in a proper channel and guided by pure 

affections. 

 

Another requisite of a happy marriage is health. No person has a moral 

right to engage in wedlock who cannot bring to his partner the 

offering of good health. 

 

Another consideration is _evenness of temper_. In the wooing days 

everyone is a lamb, and only becomes the howling wolf after marriage. 

Circumstances that ruffle the temper in the presence of the intended 

are but like the harmless squib, but would become like the explosive 

torpedo in his or her absence or in after-marriage. Quarreling caused 

by matrimonial differences is the most frequent cause of infelicity, 

and most of it is caused by an innate irate temper of either husband 

or wife. 

 

The _tastes_ should not be dissimilar. Some of them may be 

unimportant, but others are a fruitful source of disagreement. The 

social wife will never be contented with the unsocial husband, and the 

gay husband, though his gayety may not be commendable, will always 

accuse his wife if she lacks a social disposition to a great extent. 

The religious wife will never excuse a tendency to irreligion in her 

husband, and though he may be far from being immoral, she is unhappy 

if he does not participate in her devotions. The one devoted to 

children will never be happy with one having a natural repugnance for 

them. In this way we might multiply facts illustrative of the 

importance of an investigation into the similarity of taste previous 

to marriage. Great love, however, overcomes almost every obstacle. 

 

 

THE PARTIES SHOULD BE NEARLY OF ONE AGE. 

 

The husband should be the elder. The union of the old husband to the 

young wife, or the reverse, is seldom a happy one. It is seldom that 

such a marriage occurs in which the incentive is not the wealth of 

either of the parties. 

 

Marriages are usually contracted to gratify various desires, as love, 

fortune or position. The results are more truthfully stated by an 


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